How Could He Love Me?
A father’s love.
Let that thought just wash over you and absorb into every ounce of your being for a moment….
A ……………. father’s …………….. love.
Not all of us can say we know what that feels like. Some of us may have a negative reaction to that statement because of our upbringing or an incident that left our heart wounded. While others have a joy bigger than they can express in words.
I’m not sure if everyone goes through this, but as a teenager I felt very unloved by my fathers (yes, plural). Today, I can say I was truly blessed to have two men who looked out for me through those trying years, but had you asked me a couple of decades ago….I would have said they both hated me.
Isn’t it funny how our perspectives can change over time?
How a little life can bring us full circle from feeling loved as a child, to being hurt or feeling unloved as a teenager, and realizing as an adult that the “hurt” wasn’t hurt at all but was for our own good. And then to come to the realization that it was love all along.
Does that even make sense?
That journey of the flesh can also take place in our spiritual journey.
We can feel and know that God is present, then something happens that causes us to question if He even exists. How could He let something so terrible happen if He loves me? Only to realize on the other side of THAT THING that He did love us and was helping us grow through a process.
Maybe you are in a “teenage” phase with your heavenly Father. Maybe you aren’t sure if He really loves you or ever has. Let me share Hebrews 11:6 with you today…
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
This verse reminds us that a relationship takes work on both sides. We have to earnestly seek Him. We have to believe that He does exist. And with faith, we can experience life exceedingly abundantly (Eph 3:20) just as He intended for us to experience this life on planet Earth. And He is with those of us who choose to come to Him in full surrender.
Not doing it our own way.
Not questioning why it’s being done this way.
Not fighting the process.
Not questioning if there is love behind His actions.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). When you enter into a relationship with your Heavenly Father, you can experience a Father’s Love like no other. You will experience joy. You will experience a lifer bigger than you could imagine or even think. You will experience the surpassing greatness of a father’s love.
I encourage you to hide these words in your heart today and go out Living Scripture Strong.
Founder, Living Scripture Strong